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Vexum Strikes Again


They’re on our radar again.

The snowboard-inspired clothing line, owned and operated by two local 15-year-old shredders, is looking for the next big riders to sponsor.

“With the help of the ‘Shred for Drake’ shirts, Vexum has really taken off, and we think it’s time to build a street team of both snowboarders and skiers,” Jacob Roscoe, Vexum owner said.

To be eligible, teams of four riders (skiers or boarders) should create a short film to be entered by noon on Feb. 3. The films will then be premiered at Sun Valley Sports, 6-9 p.m. Feb.7.

The contestants of the winning video will receive:

  • 425693_539583752738136_678567523_n1 case of Redbull
  • 1 Vexum hoodie/T-shirt per member.
  • $50 Sun Valley bucks

Second place will receive:

  • 1 case of Redbull
  • 1 Vexum T-shirt per member
  • $25 Sun Valley bucks

Third place will receive:

  • 1 case of Redbull
  • 1 Vexum T-shirt for each member
  • $10 Sun Valley bucks

As an added bonus, Vexum will choose one rider from both the first and second place videos to be sponsored by the clothing line.

“We are really excited to see the local talent,” Roscoe said. “We won’t promise anything, but if we are really impressed by the videos, then we may sponsor more than two riders.”

Roscoe said they are looking for originality and solid bangers when choosing winning videos.

The price to enter the video contest is $25 per team. To enter, visit the Vexum blog.

Vexum, previously known as Lumen, is owned and operated by Jacob Roscoe and David Ross. The 15-year-old boys started the company on a whim after a creative study hall. The company, now on its second line, creates T-shirts and sweatshirts with extreme sport enthusiasts in mind.

For more info about Vexum Clothing Supply Co. check out the posts, “Celebrate the Winter Season with SVS” and “Support the Young, Fresh and Charitable.”

60697_3980534917321_2076876992_nSun Valley Sports is the largest extreme sports store in Northeast Ohio. Located in Fairlawn, it sells extreme sports gear, clothes and shoes. The shop also participates in the Northeast Ohio extreme sports community.

For more info about Sun Valley Sports check out the post, “Celebrate the Winter Season with SVS.”

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“$1,000 for a triple cork”

As the U.S. Airbag crew stood outside the new Brandywine bar, they joked about giving $1,000 to anyone who can successfully throw a triple cork at the BmBw U.S. Airbag event that weekend (Jan.4-6).

U.S. AiRBAGAlthough no one landed a triple cork, the four crew members agreed on their favorite tricks of the weekend:

1. Double Cork Backside 1080

2. 360 Truck Driver

3. A boosted Rodeo 7 Tailgrab

So as the airbag makes it to your local resort this winter, take advantage of the “softest AiRBAG in the industry,” and go big or get creative.

The airbag will be at Mad River Mountain Jan. 18-20 and Seven Springs March 15-17. For more dates in both the West, Midwest and East Coast, check out

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Young Entrepreneurs Strike Again

This is Delilah.Delilah Pitbull

She is a Pit Bull.

She has no ears.

They were cut off because she was a

Bait Dog

For Dog Fights.

But now,

She lives in New Jersey with

Tommy Gehringer.

14-year-old creator of PitBull Skate Lab.

Gehringer explained that he has always had a passion for helping animals. Combine that with his love of skateboarding and you have  PitBull Skate Lab.

“PitBull Skate Lab is a non-profit skateboarding company that was created for one reason… to help spread the awareness of pit bull abuse and abandonment,” Gehringer said.

He believes that Pit Bulls are the most stereotyped and misunderstood breed of dog. He says that just because they are the most common breed used for fighting, does not mean they are more vicious than any other breed of dog.

He describes the anger he’s felt when walking his dog and another owner turns to walk their dog away from his. That is why awareness of Pit Bulls, as much as contribution to abused Pit Bulls, is his main goal with PitBull Skate Lab.

How PitBull Skate Lab works

Step 1: Visit the PitBull Skate Lab website

Step 2: Choose between

  • 8 skateboard decks, including one that says “F**k Vick” and “Blame the deed, not the breed.” Each deck is $44.99.
  • or a longboard for $64.99
  • or 4 types of grip tape, including psychedelic tie-dye, for $19.99 for 9×33 inches.

Step 3: 100% of PitBull Skate Lab’s proceeds is given to Pit Bull rescue organizations

What is BoardPushers?

BoardPushers is a Colorado company that creates decks and grip tape for organizations such as PitBull Skate Lab. These organizations design the products, but the customers are still essentially buying from BoardPushers, with some of the proceeds going to the organization they bought through.

For example, PitBull Skate Lab:

Gehringer has designed the decks and grip tape, but does not buy them until you place an order. In this way, he does not have to front any money and can give 100% of the proceeds (after BoardPushers has taken out its cut) to Pit Bull rescue organizations.

The Future for PitBull Skate Lab

Gehringer is currently promoting his organization through local skate parks and word-of-mouth. He hopes to raise over $1,000 for a Pit Bull rescue organization.

He is considering creating PitBull Skate Lab T-shirts as well. If he was to create T-shirts, then he would need to use 5% of is proceeds to order them, rather than giving that straight to Pit Bull rescue organizations. Although, T-shirts may in the long run generate more donations because T-shirts are more likely to sell.

You can also find PitBull Skate Lab on Facebook.

*In my initial interview with Gehringer, I failed to ask exactly how much money is leftover after BoardPushers takes out its cut and exactly which Pit Bull rescue organization he gives his profits too. I have emailed him back and will have that information up soon.

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Celebrate the winter season with SVS

What do you get when you add Sun Valley Sports, Stuck in Ohio, and Vexum Supply Co. together?

SVS Midnight Madness!!

sun valley sports, extreme sports

Sales. Movies. Give Aways. Food. Drinks.

Sun Valley Sports teamed up with Stuck in Ohio to bring you a night full of products, discounts and entertainment. The event, which takes place Friday from 8-12:30 p.m. will feature special prices on ski and snowboard packages. Stuck in Ohio will be playing its movies throughout the night while handing out stickers and exclusive T-shirts! Vexum Supply Co. will also be premiering its new line of extreme sports apparel!

A little about Vexum Supply Co.

Vexum, previously known as Lumen, is owned and operated by Jacob Roscoe and David Ross. The 15-year-old boys started the company on a whim after a creative study hall. The company, now on its second line, creates T-shirts and sweatshirts with extreme sport enthusiasts in mind.Vexum Supply Co.

Not only are the boys young and innovative, they are charitable. They donate 30% of profits to a different charity every month. This month, in honor of thanksgiving, the boys are donating to the Cleveland Food Bank.

So support the next generation of entrepreneurs and come see the new line premiere Friday during the Midnight Madness event!

A little about Stuck In Ohio


The video production crew, influenced by the extreme sports industry, captures the passion and skill of Ohio extreme sports. Although they do not live in the ideal location for the sports they partake in, their name is not meant negatively, but rather to honor the state they love so much.


The crew films everything from longboarding, skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skiing, mountain biking and bmx. You can find them on FacebookTwitterVimeo and Youtube.

A little about Sun Valley Sports

Sun Valley Sports is the largest extreme sports store in Northeast Ohio. Located in Fairlawn, it sells extreme sports gear, clothes and shoes. The shop also participates in the Northeast Ohio extreme sports community.

The shop works with many youth in the area to spread both the stoke for extreme sports and importance of protective gear. It has sponsored many events such as the Akron IGSA Race and most recently the Hawaiian Slide Jam in Indiana.

Sun Valley Sports will also be taking on a large presence at Brandywine and Boston Mills Ski Resorts this winter, so make sure to check them out!

And in case your looking for something to do Saturday..

The Civic Theater is hosting the annual Warren Miller movie at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Warren Miller is best known for his stunning photography and witty narrative humor throughout his ski movies. Although he has since passed, his son carries on the family business with Warren Miller Entertainment.

A little about Flow State

“Flow State throws down some of the most captivating footage that we’ve ever captured – raising the bar on our cinematography and providing an inner perspective of the athletes mental flow state. This year’s film session showcases some of the most inspiring ski & snowboard action in Japan, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Alaska, California, Colorado, and Utah.”

-From the Civic Theater webpage

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Comp spots for Comp heads

Checklist:snowboarder rail jam

[] Do you snowboard or ski?

[] Do you like to win free stuff?

[] Do you like challenging yourself?

[] Do you like to test your skills against other local riders/skiers?

If you marked yes for all of those then your a comp head. It’s like a pot head except you get your rush from doing really cool tricks and impressing your friends, sponsors and the opposite sex.

So fellow comp heads,

With winter fast approaching, you better get on all the resort sites in the surrounding area to find out when the competitions are going to be. Then, you better check every single one of those sites each week because there may be new competitions posted that you don’t want to miss. For those in my area, that includes BmBw, Mad River, Snowtrails, 7Springs, Peak n’ Peak, Boyne and about 30 other resorts.

Or you can checkout

Angie Crum 1st place at USASA nationalsComp Spots is your one stop resource for all your competition details. Owner Brent Ford, calls every resort in the United States in order to gather all your competition info. Not only does he get the current schedules and details, but he asks the resorts to contact him immediately whenever there is a change to that schedule.

“I’ve pieced together every resort in the U.S. and every series for amateurs where you can just walk up, sign up and get in and put all that info on one website,” Ford said.

He continued to explain that his business has never been done before.

“Lots of people cover the pro scene, but so much of the industry is just amateur snowboarding. Just people trying to find competitions and going out and competing for fun.”

In the beginning..Groms

there was Ford in a ski and snowboard business class. He was 20, maybe 21. He had to come up with some business idea for a project, or perhaps it was for a website. Either way it got the wheels turning so that, here, now, two years later, we have

It was January, perhaps February, 2012 that the idea really began to take shape and take on a personality of its own. With the website up and running, and the van pimped out: it is time.

A look inside:

Ford isn’t taking the business too seriously. He’s not doing it for profit or recognition. He simply saw a need and is filling it.

He doesn’t plan on making money, at all, for awhile. He worked all summer doing who-knows-what in order to pimp out the van he will not only be traveling in, but living in this winter.

He plans on starting in the West where the season begins sooner. From there he will travel North, then East until he hits the Midwest. He will stay here for awhile, Wisconsin, Michigan, apparently they have quite the amateur competition scene. Lastly, he will hit up the East Coast before heading back to the West, where he will finish the season.

Although he is looking forward to the adventure, all this traveling has one purpose: promote his business.

He will be sponsoring events, handing out product and talking about in order get his business out there word-of-mouth style.

CompSpots Van

So check it out, and get your comps on.

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